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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

How many cookbooks can one need?

I'm in the middle of a huge revolution in my house - tidying the cupboards and the wardrobe shelves (as soon as I get something out of there it's a mess again sigh!) and trying to be ruthless with my de-stashing. BUT when it came to the kitchen I just couldn't give even one cookbook away and I'm almost embarrassed to say that I have 76 cookbooks. My latest one is marinades for BBQ although with the Scottish weather we haven't done more than 2 or 3 this year. But I think it would still work with grilled food.

I do occasionally try a new recipe, that's so enjoyable - but, glass of wine in hand, often I thumb through and lose all sense of time and so end up starving, and cook something that takes the least time.

My favourite cuisine is of course Italian, but I also like Indian and Moroccan.


  1. I love your furniture! and everyone collects something - I think we tend to collect more than people who don't make a lot of it into art:)
    I have a source for mini-hangers but it's US - let me know if you want more info!

  2. decluttering is hard work isn't it. My house is tiny and I can never seem to get it really tidy. I have very few cookbooks, and mainly a collection of recipes on bits of paper!

  3. Patti, if I don't find them here in the UK, I'll get in touch with you, thanks!!

    Averilpam - I too have bits of paper with faded ink but I just can't bin them!